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English definition of “lowering”

lowering

adjective     /ˈlaʊə.rɪŋ/ US  /ˈlaʊɚ.ɪŋ/ literary
describes the sky when it is very dark and it looks as if it is about to rain : The street party took place under lowering skies.Clouds, dew, fog and steam
(Definition of lowering adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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